This is the first day of the 57th Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, a unique event that showcases the best of boats, yachts, superyachts and luxury lifestyle world has to offer. The event will run until the 7th of November at seven sites across the city, showcasing its global prowess as the largest in-water boat show on the planet. Boca do Lobo invites you to discover some more about this year’s edition.
“I think this, by far, is going to be the biggest one we’ve done,” said the president of Show Management and the event’s producer. “More boats, more new product introductions, more people buying advance tickets. The weather looks good, and I feel great. Everything is falling into place.”
The five-day boating extravaganza will feature nearly 1,500 luxury yachts and about 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries featuring more than $4 billion worth of small vessels, yachts, superyachts, electronics and marine accessories, organizers say.
“When you realize that 35 countries participate in it, when you realize that 54 percent of people that attend the show are from outside Florida and you have some of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world [attending], you have an amazing show,” said Phil Purcell, executive director of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.
Take a look at the Most Outrageous Superyachts You Can See At The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
Measuring just under 280-feet, Solandge has always been known for her curved, sweeping form and impressive size that boasts six decks and numerous ample exterior entertainment areas. Originally built by Lurssen in 2013, she features a timeless Espen Øino-designed exterior and interior arranged by Aileen Rodriguez. And as you would expect she holds the title of the “largest yacht” that will be on display in Ft. Lauderdale this year.
Solandge’s classically elegant interior features exquisite detail and numerous decadent touches, including quilted headboards on the beds and opulent marble finishes in the bathrooms.
While it’s also fully equipped with a beauty salon, sauna, state-of-the-art gym, and modern kitchen area, that makes this an ideal yacht for luxury charter as well as private ownership.
The 275-foot long TV may not be the “largest yacht” at the show but, her Alberto Pinto-designed interior gives off a casual, laid back South Beach vibe. Her striking grey hull sets her apart from her peers. And her accommodation for 18 guests in 10 opulent staterooms has to be seen to be believed.
TV’s main deck features 6 spacious staterooms with floor to ceiling windows. Her delightful master suite overlooks the entertainment deck while twin Jacuzzis, a counter current swimming pool, large spare and enormous exterior sun bathing areas allow guests to relax and unwind in uncompromised luxury.
GALACTICA SUPER NOVA
Fresh off it’s award-winning performance at the Monaco Yacht Show, the 230-foot long Galactica Super Nova is an aluminum fast displacement yacht is capable of a top speed of 30 knots and is the largest yacht Heesen built to date.
Espen Øino’s design seems to strike the perfect combination of speed, space, and style where enjoying the outdoors in lavish comfort seems to be the norm. From its luxurious sundeck to the beach club, there are twelve different areas for guests to choose from, including sunbathing, dining, spa, Jacuzzis, jet-pool or just lounging around in the sun or shade.
Meanwhile, this yacht features a revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull, plus fixed-pitch propellers combined with a Rolls Royce central booster jet to achieve un heard of speeds for a yacht of this size and comfort.
FAST & FURIOUS
Damen’s new 181-foot long Fast & Furious is not a superyacht per se, but it is undoubtedly in the running to be the ultimate superyacht support vessel. It is the first of Damen’s newly upgraded YS 5009 yacht support vessel designs to be launched that can speed an expansive array of toys, tenders, submarines, dive equipment to wherever your superyacht can take you.
The 205-foot long Lady Lola features an elegant interior designed by Zuretti and a striking exterior profile styled by The A Group and as a result has acquired a commanding reputation among discerning charterers who have spent time aboard in the Caribbean since her delivery. Lady Lola also has a well-earned reputation for outdoor areas that are as comfortable as indoor areas, with plenty of seating options for sunbathing as well as hanging out in the shade.